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Sustainability Applied Conference 2013



What is Sustainability Applied?


The conference will incorporate a dynamic and interactive mix of keynote presentations, case study panels, plenary sessions and workshops, to talk about, share and transfer knowledge that can be applied and implemented. In addition, the BLOOM Sustainability Leadership Awards will be presented to recognize exemplary achievements in integrating sustainability.

Oct 01 to 02 2013, 2:00pm - 2:00pm

International Summit of Co-operatives

In 2012, during the International Year of Cooperatives, as declared by the United Nations, the International Summit of Cooperatives has persuasively and relevantly showcased “the Amazing Power of Cooperatives”. The first edition of the Summit was a landmark event that will eventually become a must for today's and tomorrow's leaders intent on strengthening the influence that the cooperative and mutualist movement has on the socioeconomic and political world stage.


Oct 06 to 09 2014, 2:00pm - 2:00pm

BC Land Summit 2014

The 2014 BC Land — Collaborations & Connections — will be an interdisciplinary conference organized by five professional organizations, all of which share ties to land and land-use in British Columbia (Appraisal Institue of BC, Planning Institute of BC, BC Institue of Agrologists, BC Society of Landscape Architects & The Real Estate Institute of BC). 


May 14 to 16 2014, 2:00pm - 2:00pm

A Conversation with John Englander, author of High Tide on Main Street

Rising sea level is of particular importance to coastal communities like those that make up Metro Vancouver.  Join Carbon Talks and oceanographer and author John Englander, to discuss sea level rise, its economic and geographic impacts, and how we can intelligently adapt our communities.

Registration: Seating is limited, please register to attend this event.


When: 22 July, 2013, 12:30 - 1:30 PM

Jul 22 2013, 2:00pm PDT

Sustainable Transportation and the Greenest City Action Plan

A subway to UBC? Bike sharing? Pedestrian Accessibility? Electric vehicles? Transportation of goods?

What is the City doing to get people where they need to go in the most sustainable way possible?

Join Sadhu Johnston, Deputy City Manager for the City of Vancouver, and Jerry Dobrovolny, Director of Transportation for the City of Vancouver, as they unveil the latest on Vancouver's transportation plan, and how these plans help our City become the "greenest city in the world" by 2020.

Jun 20 2013, 2:00pm PDT

Biophilic Cities Peer Network Launch

Please join us October 17-20, 2013 at the University of Virginia in Charlottesville for the Biophilic Cities Peer Network LAUNCH. The event, which will be free and open to the public, will feature innovative planning and best practices from a host of international biophilic cities, cities that contain abundant nature and that strive to foster deep connections and daily contact with the natural world.

Oct 17 to 20 2013, 2:00pm - 2:00pm

EcoDistricts Summit – Call for Proposals

We invite you to shape the 2013 Summit by proposing an innovative education session. The EcoDistricts Summit gathers leading municipal policymakers, developers, business leaders, planners, financiers and community leaders – people with decision-making power about the future of cities. Plenary sessions and panel discussions are carefully curated to introduce conference participants to cutting-edge projects and thought leadership in green buildings, smart infrastructure, and community action.

Jul 19 2013, 2:00pm PDT

Ecocity 2013 World Summit

Following on from Montreal, Istanbul, San Francisco, Bangalore, Shenzhen, Curitiba, Dakar, Adelaide and Berkeley, it will be the first edition to be held in the European Union. ECOCITY is the cross-disciplinary World Summit on Sustainable Cities supported by the NGO Ecocity Builders. The concept was originally designed to:

Sep 25 to 27 2013, 2:00pm - 2:00pm

Taking Stock: Current Research, Policy & Practice in ‘Eco-City’ Indicators, Standards and Frameworks

Tomorrow’s City Today: An International Comparison of Eco-City Frameworks

  UK Workshop Series
University College London & University of Westminster

Taking Stock: Current Research, Policy & Practice in ‘Eco-City’ Indicators, Standards and Frameworks

Towards Sustainability? Towards Implementation? Towards ‘Best Practice’?

Jun 28 2013, 2:00pm PDT

Live chat with Harvard's Calestous Juma: "How to feed Africa and the World"

June 3, 2013


2-3pm, EST


Recent spikes in food prices and the resulting political upheavals in the Middle East and North Africa have put food security back on the global agenda. Governments around the world are grappling with how to raise the importance of agriculture in overall economic development.



Jun 03 2013, 2:00pm PDT

Canada's Energy Future

June 12, from 5pm - 7pm 



The Pacific Institute for Climate Solutions (PICS) Public Forum: Canada's Energy Future.




How do we fulfill our energy demands for the next 50 years while meeting the climate change challenge? What is the cross-partisan common ground? 

Jun 12 2013, 2:00pm PDT

A Public Conversation with Michael Cleland

Michael Cleland is Nexen Executive in Residence at the Canada West Foundation; Secretary/ Treasurer of QUEST; former federal Assistant Deputy Minister for Energy; and former CEO & President of the Canadian Gas Association. The talk will take place on May 23 at 6:00 PM  in the Asia Pacific Hall, Morris J. Wosk Centre for Dialogue -  580 West Hastings Street Vancouver. Wine and cheese reception to follow. Free and open to the public.


Details of the talk:


May 23 2013, 2:00pm PDT

Canada Green Building Council National Conference and Expo 2013

Each year, the CaGBC brings the green building industry together for the CaGBC National Conference and Expo. It is the premier green building event that connects sustainably-minded businesses, organizations and individuals, and encourages them to look beyond their day to day work and embrace the bigger picture.



Jun 04 to 06 2013, 2:00pm - 2:00pm

Public Consultation on the Canada Federal Sustainable Development Strategy

Let the Government of Canada know what you think about its Federal Sustainable Development Strategy before June 14.



Public consultations are currently underway, following the release of the 2012 Progress Report on the first Federal Sustainable Development Strategy for 2010-13, and the draft of the second Strategy covering the 2013-16 period. These are two important milestones in the federal government's sustainable development efforts in accordance with the Federal Sustainable Development Act.


May 15 to Jun 14 2013, 2:00pm - 2:00pm